Episode 34

Published on:

1st Dec 2021


In this episode, we talk to two freelance journalists who also blog. We ask how blogging can service freelance journalists and how you can make it work for you. 

Andy Webb is a freelance journalist who runs the award winning blog ‘Be Clever with your Cash’ and Marisa Bate, who was shortlisted for the inaugural Freelance Writing Awards for her newsletter and blog ‘Writing about Women’ is a freelance journalist specialising in stories told through the female lens.

The Guests

Andy Webb

Blog: https://becleverwithyourcash.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/andyclevercash?lang=en

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andyclevercash/

Marisa Bate

Blog and newsletter: https://www.writingaboutwomen.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/marisajbate

Resources and recommendations

Playing Big by Tara Mohr


Freelance Writing Awards 


Andy’s column in Metro


Andy’s column in Reader’s Digest 


‘Cash Chats’ podcast


Andy’s Facebook group


Andy’s YouTube channel 


Louise Tickle, freelance journalist specialising in the family courts. 


Hidden Homicides


Jenni Hill, Can’t Swing a Cat blog 


Freelancing for Journalists is sponsored by Cision.

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About the Podcast

Freelancing for Journalists
Lifting the lid on freelance life. Experienced freelance journalists Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson guide you through everything you need to know about working for yourself. From where to get work, to how to get paid and everything in between.

Each episode features two guests who have made freelancing a success. From film reviewers, to travel writers to bitcoin experts and current affairs broadcasters.

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